Mighty Lions roar down South

The British and Irish Lions smashed the Australians in the third and decisive Test in Sydney.

The Lions won 41-16 after leading 19-10 at halftime.

The victorious Lions were in record-breaking mode in scoring the most points in a Test in Lions history.

Australia were never in this match and conceded the ball from the kick-off after seven seconds when Will Genia dropped the kick-off that started the game.

The Lions scored the first of their four tries within two minutes. Within five minutes veteran Wallabies flank George Smith was knocked cold and spent the next 20 minutes doing a concussion Test and within 25 minutes the Wallabies were down to 14 men, had lost star wing Israel Folau to a torn hamstring and were 19-3 down.

Somehow they hung in to score through James O’Connor just before halftime and added six points in the first five minutes of the second half.

But order was restored through Leigh Halfpenny’s unerring boot and the Lions stretched the lead to 22-16 on 50 minutes before taking control of the series decider in adding three more tries in the next 20 minutes.

Halfpenny was instrumental in setting up George North’s try and Jamie Roberts completed the rout.

The Lions were brilliant and the Wallabies, on the balance of the series, and most emphatically in Sydney, were just not good enough.

Rugby in especially Wales in strong. Rugby in Australia has a long 12 year wait to redress the humiliation of Sydney.

Wallabies – Try: James O’Connor. Conversion: Christian Lealiifano. Penalties: Lealiifano (2).
Lions – Tries: Alex Corbisiero, Jonathan Sexton, George North, jamie Roberts. Conversions: Leigh Halfpenny (3). Penalties: Halfpenny (5).